Kenyan standards body orders withdrawal of 17 maize meal brands

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on Wednesday, January 29 ordered the withdrawal of 17 brands of maize flour from the shelves after tests confirmed the brands as unfit for human consumption, with […]

Task force on standards and quality infrastructure reforms in Kenya appointed

KENYA – A task force on standards and quality infrastructure reforms has been appointed by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives of Kenya, that will push reforms in institutions/agencies involved in the […]

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria drafts policy on recycling of plastic waste

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in partnership with stakeholders in food industry have drafted a national policy on lifecycle of plastics with recycling of plastic waste, waiting approval by the relevant government […]

EU fines AB InBev US$224m over higher beer prices in Belgium

EU – The European Union has fined AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer US$224 million (€200.4 million) for breaching EU antitrust rules by restricting cross-border beer sales. The maker of Budweiser and Corona has been […]

FDA proposes modern approach to ‘a new era of smarter food safety’

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new modern approach to food safety with a goal to augment its efforts implementing important Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements. The “New Era […]

India’s alcohol makers to include statutory warnings on liquor bottles – FSSAI

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has announced that alcoholic beverage makers will need to seek approvals from excise commissioners to adopt new labelling norms, including statutory warnings on liquor […]

Irish food safety authority develops DNA scanning tool to fight food fraud

IRELAND – The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has developed a new DNA scanning tool that identifies the entire DNA content of food with an aim to fight food fraud. The tool can identify […]

India’s food safety regulator imposes new restrictions on yeast levels in beer

INDIA –  TheFood Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), a food safety regulator in India, is seeking to impose new restrictions that will ensure yeast and moulds count in beer made across the country […]

AfDB, African Union launch scorecard to track nutrition progress

AFRICA – The African Union Commission, African Development Bank (AfDB) and global partners have launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard to raise awareness and help in curbing malnutrition. The nutrition assessment kit encompasses key nutrition […]

Kenya to lift ban on Ugandan poultry imports as condition normalises

KENYA – Kenya is set to lift ban placed on Ugandan poultry products following a report submitted by Uganda to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on eradication of avian flu disease, reports Business […]